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Bring a quirky music video to life with props, a mini-theatre-set a la vaudeville, vaudeville-like humor and (of course) a ukulele.

"My Heart" is a song I wrote about two years ago and The "My Heart" Music Video Project is all about creating a weird, fantasy world on screen where the song can live up to its full visual potential.

Above all, this is a collaborative piece that will be brought to life by artisans from around the Bay Area:

Beryl Baker - Singer-songwriter & Musician 

Jonathan Potter - Cinematographer & Film Editor

Cari Turley - Director & Props Master

Alexandra Friedman - Set Design & Props Assistant

Maia "Papaya" Wiitala - Bassist

Justin Vanegas - Audio Engineer & Mixer

The Project began as a bunch of ideas in my head on "what if I could make a proper music video out of a proper recording of one of my proper songs."  After mulling it over for too long, I finally recorded the song with my friend and producer, Justin Vanegas and lifelong music collaborator, Maia Papaya.

Maia Papaya & Justin Vanegas
Maia Papaya & Justin Vanegas

Since that recording Maia and I have taken it to different shows and received wonderful responses to its peppy, silly and catchy sound.

Beryl Baker & Maia Papaya, performing at Rooster's Roadhouse, Alameda
Beryl Baker & Maia Papaya, performing at Rooster's Roadhouse, Alameda

The next step came in the form of actually putting the fantasy down onto paper. With the help & ideas of my creative team, I created a storyboard and Jonathan attached it to the very same record version that Justin, Maia and I hacked out months before.

Now it's your turn to join in on the momentum of The "My Heart" Music Video Project:

We need to raise enough funds to pay for all the things that go into creating a piece of art like this. Your money will go directly to buying the foam board we need for our puppets, the wood that will keep our set standing during shoot, the green paint/paper we can use as a backdrop for animation and the fabric for our mini vaudeville theatre.

Please join us in this venture to create a fun, smart and quirky music video. All of us on the crew would very much appreciate whatever you can throw our way and in advance thank you for taking the time to help us out. 

We promise--if you like fantasy, if you like ukulele, if you like magical old-fashioned theatre, it'll be worth every cent you give.

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    Your name in lights: names of donors who give $5 and up will be in the music video on our special donor splash page!

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    A digital download of the song plus bonus tracks from Beryl Baker's upcoming Album "Songs for Cleo" & recognition in the music video on our special donor splash page

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    A prop from the music video, signed by the cast and creative team of the project, a digital download of the song plus bonus tracks from Beryl Baker's upcoming Album "Songs for Cleo" & recognition in the music video on our special donor splash page

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    **Must give prior to June 16th*** An invitation to watch the project come to life on the day of intended shoot (June 16th, 2012). Watch us as we take take after take and possibly snap our clapper before film gets running! Donors will also receive a prop from the music video, signed by the cast and creative team of the project, a digital download of the song plus bonus tracks from Beryl Baker's upcoming Album "Songs for Cleo" & recognition in the music video on our special donor splash page.

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